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Capital Punishment

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by U15371933 (U15371933) on Wednesday, 28th November 2012

    should capital punishment be allowed?

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    Posted by U15532345 (U15532345) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    yes only because it would decrease the population and over popluation and greed are the 2 big problems today

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    Posted by Rhiannon (U14886903) on Saturday, 19th January 2013

    Personally, I don't think that it should, mainly because of its failure in various other countries. Ok, maybe carrying out the punishment isn't always unsuccesful, but we have to take to consideration the amount of people in the USA who have been tortured and killed unnecessarily, and because of that, the amount of people who have gotten away scot-free. Britain carried out capital punishment a while ago, and decided - on their own accord - that it wasn't the best thing to do, and stopped.
    Yes, it's not fair or just to leave killers free to do what they wish, but then again, in my opinion, neither is capital punishment. If it was a guaranteed success, then - maybe - I would reconsider my feelings toward the topic, but taking into consideration people like Charles Manson - one of the most dangerous; most cunning people in the world - who has been sentenced to life in prison, compared to someone like Troy Davis - sentenced to death by lethal injection in 2011, though the eyewitnesses changed their minds so many times during the enquiry that there was no real proof that Davis was involved in the incident that he was killed for - is it really fair to say that the death penalty is, in itself, fair?

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    Posted by Han Ban (U14706661) on Sunday, 20th January 2013

    Should your son or daughter be put to death? It's surprising how many religions fight so angrily against abortion and then are happy with the idea of capital punishment.

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    Posted by U15371933 (U15371933) on Wednesday, 30th January 2013

    Should your son or daughter be put to death? It's surprising how many religions fight so angrily against abortion and then are happy with the idea of capital punishment.  Abortion and capital punishment are totally different things with different principles.
    Yes, if I had a son or daughter and they committed a crime they should be punished, and if the punishment is death then so be it. (although, most parents teach their children to obey the law, be it state law or religious law)
    The difference with abortion is that, that un-born child didn’t ask to be killed did it? But the dude being put to death knew that it was wrong but still choose to do it therefore, must pay the price. Its justice!
    Isam

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    Posted by Han Ban (U14706661) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Well tell me when you can kill your own child. But I am wiccan and plenty of my own people were put to death for the crime of witchcraft, not only that but people who had nothing to do with my faith were put to death because of lies and rumours. Can you now please explain to me the justice in this?

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    Posted by U15371933 (U15371933) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    why were your people killed because of your faith?? if so then i don't agree with that !!
    I say killed for things like murder or rape.
    Notice how i said if they 'committed' the crime showing that they are not innocent !!!
    how is letting a guilty man live real justice??
    anything other than death for lets say a murderer is not justice !
    i think that the death penalty should be legalized in every country that way if you do a crime like murder you know your punishment in advance. i say execute the guilty, honor the victims and educate the uninformed!!!!

    Isam

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    Posted by Han Ban (U14706661) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Because in terms of the monotheistic, Judaic faiths (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) witchcraft was seen as a sin and the old faith viewed as dangerous and diabolical. But this is my point, in their eyes we were akin to murderers, worse in many ways because for them we were associating ourselves with the Devil. We were seen as having committed the crime of being in league with the devil and wrecking havoc on the church. So for that, my people were given a 'fitting punishment', but even then innocent people (who weren't witches) were put to death, sometimes because neighbours disliked them or little accidents had occurred (like a goat dying or a crop doing badly). I view my own people as innocent, but they did not, it is all down to cultural and historical values. In the same way homosexuals were put to death then, but it would be a great crime to do that nowadays.

    But killing someone does not bring back the victim, it doesn't resolve or change anything. It's just another death on top of the last one, surely the greater punishment would be to allow that person to live and make them realise the full extent of what they have done?

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by U15631749 (U15631749) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    should capital punishment be allowed?
     
    Yes, capital punishment should be allowed according to my beliefs because I am a Muslim and Islam teaches 'eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, etc' concept. According to Islam, people can only be executed for murder, adultery, homosexual sex(being homosexual is not a sin, but indulging in it is a sin in Islam). Some scholars say apostasy is also a crime worthy of execution, however others refute them, I am not a scholar, so I won't comment on that.

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by U15411087 (U15411087) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    No because you can never be 100% sure if the person is guilty..

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by U15227440 (U15227440) on Friday, 1st March 2013

    yes only because it would decrease the population and over popluation and greed are the 2 big problems today  I'm sure there are better ways of dealing with population problems than bringing in the death penalty- that seems a bit extreme to be honest, and not what capital punishment is about.

    Also, what has greed got to do with capital punishment?

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